What's next: Fallout 5 or Elder Scrolls 6?

What's next: Fallout 5 or Elder Scrolls 6?

Fans of each are desperate!

 Bethesda fans have been champing at the bit for years now. And each side is convinced the other will steal its thunder. But who's right?

Traditionally, Bethesda has alternated between releasing Fallout games and Elder Scrolls games. 

To recap, Bethesda released Fallout 3 in 2008, Skyrim in 2011, Elder Scrolls Online in 2014, and Fallout 4 in 2015. 

So we should be due for an Elder Scrolls game next, right? Not so fast... 

Elder Scrolls Online is, according to official Bethesda sources, the "next Skyrim." If you were hoping the Skyrim sequel would be a single-player game, you're out of luck, because it's an MMO. And the MMO has taken up a huge amount of Bethesda's resources, in the form of new content packs. The recent Morrowind expansion pack, for example, was absolutely massive.

The Elder Scrolls Online has potentially shaken up Bethesda's previous schedule. The massive One Tamriel update/overhaul was released in 2016, and the enormous Morrowind expansion pack was released in 2017. 

Many people feel that this means that another Fallout game will be next. But when? 2018 could well be the year Bethesda announces the new Fallout. One thing is certain: They are playing it close to the vest, as always.